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These are the first Class photographs that were taken of the Banaban Primary School, Nuku, Rabi, Fiji. Part of Stacey King Collection 1993.

The photographs of these young Banabans were taken 16 years ago and now many of these children will be adults and probably have families of their own. Some of the teachers are now retired. Thanks to the teachers at the time we were able to photograph the whole school population and record this 'moment in time' in Rabi history.

If you would like a higher resolution copy of any of the photographs please email me direct at admin@banaban.com with you email address so I can email you back a copy.

If you would like to add more information to the names of students appearing in each class please add them here in the comment section


The school assembling to get their photographs taken


TEACHERS & STAFF - BANABAN PRIMARY SCHOOL 1993

Standing back row L-R:
Benetito Tamoa, Maia, Fakaofo; Rengaua; Enesi; Kateta; Taiman; Bata; Alusio Beramai
Sitting front row L-R:
Matiria, Atenata, Tute (Headmistress); Faiana Ofati; Meriba; Tamara



CLASS 1B - TEACHER - NEI TAIMAN

CLASS 1T - TEACHER - NEI TUTE (HEADMISTRESS)
Back : Ruaia, Kataunati, Karibwaua, Glode, Natua, Kivea, Waisake, Nambwe,..........., Buratake, Aliposo, Tewie
Middle : Totirin, Karesi, Kauae, Baonuea, ........., Miria, Tatai, Titoa.
Front : Noresi, Baitere, Tekarube, Merea, Genes, MRS. Tute, Routamone, Suka, Rire, Mereana, Bangita.


CLASS 2A - TEACHER - NEI TEKANEI IOANE

CLASS 2R - TEACHER - NEI RENGAUA

CLASS 3F - TEACHERS: FAIANA OFATI AND BENETITO TAMOA

CLASS 3M - TEACHER - NEI MATIRIA

CLASS 4B - TEACHER - BATA

CLASS 4K - TEACHER - KATETA

CLASS 5F - TEACHER - MERIBA

CLASS 5T - TEACHER - MAIA
Front Row(L-R): Suini Teruru, Touata Kanenei, Nei Bau Tenanai, Tebau Roteti(myself), Atu Manasa and Bwenaua Namoange.

Second Row(L-R): Cyclone Timama, Aram Sigrah, Terengauea Tekabu, Tanataake Amram and Raijeli Qio.

Third Row(L-R): Tearei Bobo, Kautu Simon, Merewalesi Terawa, Nuaru Tioteba, Anginimaeao Rangaba, Tuiren Taremon and Winnie Amon.

Fourth Row(L-R): Tama Nemta, Matanuea(died), Eweatoun Eri, Taabo Tenanai, Mark Amon, Tateraka and Master Maia Tabeti.

Last Row(L-R): Tekanae, Toom Erekana, Kooria Teremita(died), Trevor Simon, Tebaruru Tengata, Kaitu Mauteti(died) and Atarim.


CLASS 6A - TEACHER - ALUSIO BERAMAI

Front row: Bua Bentitai, Bino Iaontoa, Turubaina, Ellen Hedstrom, Tongauea, Teatu Tabea.
2nd row:Nei Koko, Akata Ieli, Nita Ioane, Emeri Tekabu, Akineti Nawaia, Tabeta Nonno, Veronika Tewe.
3rd row:Toanikai Tuari, Tuake Teriota, Kautabane Iorome, Tierati Maiu, Terubea Tion.
Back row:Teimarawa B, Johnson, Mr A Beramai (class teacher), unknown, Eneri, unknown.

CLASS 6B - TEACHER - RARATU BURENTEWEIA

 

Front row:Tenamoiti M, Florentina K, Monika F, Marebu K, Alice A.
2nd row:Baaniti, Setoa T, Mr Buren (class teacher), Bwebwenibeia, Rita B,unknown.
3rd row:Kaitu, Buren, Tama N, Tekatau E, Asike.
Back row:Tokia, Kaierua, Teweia, Teburea.

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Thanks Stacey, i managed to download my class pics to my computer..Please find below some more names to help with the upgrading of the photos....

CLASS 6B 1993:
Front row:Tenamoiti M, Florentina K, Monika F, Marebu K, Alice A.
2nd row:Baaniti, Setoa T, Mr Buren (class teacher), Bwebwenibeia, Rita B,unknown.
3rd row:Kaitu, Buren, Tama N, Tekatau E, Asike.
Back row:Tokia, Kaierua, Teweia, Teburea.
Thanks for that done!!!
Hi stacey..,
this photo brig bac memories but i dont have photo dae... during that time i was in Kinder garden..but i seen my sister picure and it remind me alot abt my childhood.....
i hope u have more photo ..bcoz 1994 i was in class 1.....hahahahahah
n i still remeber one time you came to school but i forgot what year ...and you took again some photos
anyway
Mauri I only did the Banaban school photos in 1993. But I also took some kindy photos that same year as well but I think from memory they were mainly at the Nuku kindy.

I also have photos at the Tabiang and Buakonikai schools, but not CLASS photos like these ones. Back in those days I use to visit the various schools and HS every year when I made a visit but this was the only time I photographed the whole school, so it is a real snippet of history.

Regards Stacey

morineti nemia said:
Hi stacey..,
this photo brig bac memories but i dont have photo dae... during that time i was in Kinder garden..but i seen my sister picure and it remind me alot abt my childhood.....
i hope u have more photo ..bcoz 1994 i was in class 1.....hahahahahah
n i still remeber one time you came to school but i forgot what year ...and you took again some photos
anyway

Well well well...lucky u all,cause your pictures were taken but I just wish we had ours taken too during our primary days...too bad..

Banaban school will always remain in our hearts cause that's where we were taught at and it is from the hard n dedicated working teachers that made most of us what we are right now...thanks a lot to :-

Mr Teai Tokoia(headteacher)-deceased

Mr Tekanabu Tokoia-deceased

Mr Karoro Tekenimatang

Mr Betareri Motua

Mrs Makin Corrie Karoro

Mrs Veronica Benaia(Aoniba)

Mum Tute Touakin

sorry I forgot the rest but not forgetting my dear aunty Tamara Marae(bursar and typist)

Thanks so much teachers....and please if anyone have photographs of all the past Banaban teachers please add them in as a remembrance for us all children of BANABAN PRIMARY SCHOOL.

Thanks so much Stacey.

Dear Ex.Banaban Primary School students,

It is so saddening to hear the passing away of one of our beloved Banaban primary teacher-Mrs Makin Corrie Karoro in New Zealand.

Mrs Makin Karoro was a primary teacher at the Banaban Primary when I came to the Banaban Primary to be in class 6A. A teacher who is so dedicated to her work and very strict with the school rules.

Mrs Makin even though you're in a more peaceful and happier place but you will always be remembered by all the children you have taught at the Banaban Primary School...

God heal the sorrowful hearts of Mrs Makins family n friends but mostly those who are really close to her.

REST IN PEACE MISTRESS MAKIN..GOD BLESS YOUR JOURNEY.

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